For people of all ages who enjoy life with a dash of verve and vigour. This low-profile sportcruiser concentrates on the essentials. In a busy world, time is precious. For those who want to range beyond the herd, but still have to maintain schedules, high performance cruising in a low-maintenance package is the answer.
At 50ft Ace design has big-boat attributes of power and performance, but is easily manageable. For couples who like to escape alone on occasions, this is perfectly feasible. In more gregarious moods, there is always space for children or guests. Constructed in composite GRP and ply, with no brightwork to consume hours of varnishing, the hull and exterior finishes emphasise low-maintenance. The interior are all lacquered, requiring just a wipe-down to maintain their pristine looks.
The spacious saloon and cockpit are on a single level, separated by a substantial stainless steel and glass sliding door, allowing an easy indoor-outdoor flow. A generous platform on the transom makes access to and from the water effortless, whether from a dinghy or for swimming. The rigid bottom inflatable tender is suspended from davits, which fold away into a large aft storage locker when not in use.
On board, all the comforts of home are assured with a 230 volt supply, allowing the use of household domestic appliances. A large battery bank with 600 ampere/hour capacity allows long periods without the generator.
The galley and accommodation are situated forward and down a level from the saloon. A spacious owner’s cabin with king-size, centreline bed and a double guest cabin make up the formal accommodations, while an ingenious ‘dungeon’ running under the main saloon provides a fun hideaway for children.
Light displacement, shallow draft and high performance from a constant deadrise hull-shape that copes brilliantly with coastal conditions combine to make this a flexible and extremely competent sportscruiser.
23B Westhaven Drive, Westhaven, Auckland
PO Box 90 141, Victoria Street West